#Review “Respectable Riot” by Karen Renee


If Jane Palmer didn’t have bad luck, she’d have none at all.

Tragedy makes Jane realize the wrongness of her marriage and she decides to divorce her husband, Trent, but the sleezy up-and-coming politician refuses to allow divorce to mar his campaign… even after she has him served with divorce papers.

Things go from bad to worse when she learns Trent is being blackmailed to cause trouble for businesses owned by the Riot motorcycle club. Her bestie is living with a member of the club and his cousin, Beast, has already “rescued” Jane twice.

Maneuvering through the divorce is hard enough but when Trent doesn’t come through fast enough for the blackmailer, Jane becomes a target, and Beast realizes the high-maintenance political wife means more to him than he cares to admit.

Though it moves a bit slow, I enjoyed Jane and Beast’s story. He is typical alpha male, but his own personal baggage keeps him yo-yoing with his feelings for Jane before he finally gives in.

While I believe I understood Jane’s mindset for the most part, I didn’t like her. I appreciated her growth through the story, but at times, it felt forced… and annoying. She was a virtual doormat for Trent, even continuing to attend political events to keep up appearances but argued with Beast constantly. And I get the whole angst and emotions, and arguing to hide real feelings, but she just didn’t work for me.

Her parents were a hoot and would have loved to see more of them. Andi and Trixie were great friends and always had Jane’s back… when she wasn’t pushing them away. Trent could have suffered more for my tastes, but OMG! Too bad, Terry! Cry me a river!

Readers of MC and contemporary romance will Jane and Beast’s story, and watching MCs do what MCs do.



Title: Respectable Riot
Series: Riot MC Series
Author: Karen Renee
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: December 31, 2019
She has it all, but she still has nothing.
Married to a local politician, Jane Ramos-Palmer won’t put her dreams aside for her husband’s any longer. Overhearing her husband being blackmailed, Janie realizes nothing in her life is as it seems. She’s willing to ditch all she has, so she can gain everything she ever wanted. Fighting an ugly divorce, meeting and falling for Beast couldn’t happen at a worse time for Janie. Escaping her oppressive husband is her top priority, which means her infatuation with a biker must wait.
His world was wrenched cruelly away from him. David “Beast” Huntley’s trust has been violated, and being twice shy means he’s determined not to get involved with another woman. At least not seriously, and not any time soon. But Janie provokes something in him. His attraction to her gnaws at him, even though she’s mired in an ugly divorce with a sketchy politician. Staying away from her is in his best interest and his club’s.
When the president of rival MC blindsides and assaults Janie, Beast’s inner-beast is awakened. He cannot fight his attraction for her, no matter how wrong it might be.

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